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Dursley Cadets Celebrating Blue Wings

Dursley Cadets Celebrating Blue Wings

A very respectable number of cadets from 649 (Durlsey) Squadron are proud to have achieved their Blue Flying Wings, and are on their way in their flying training. This was achieved over a number of months, often with separate visits to MOD St Athan for the ground training (known as Part Task Trainer) and Air [Continue]

C-17 flight thanks to ex-cadet

C-17 flight thanks to ex-cadet

Cadets and staff from 2322 (Dowty) Squadron, 181 (City of Gloucester) Squadron and 2419 (Quedgeley) Squadron enjoyed a visit to RAF Brize Norton, which included a 3 hour training flight on-board a C-17 Globemaster III. This was arranged by Flight Lieutenant Pallister, whose ex-cadet flight sergeant from 2419 Squadron is now Wing Commander Marc [Continue]

Portishead Cadet Selected for easyJet Training Programme!

Portishead Cadet Selected for easyJet Training Programme!

Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing congratulates one of its own who has won a place on a commercial flying training programme with easyJet! Cadet Flight Sergeant Coutts-Wood, at 2494 (Portishead) Squadron, hangs up his cadet uniform in August to start the next chapter in his aviation career. We asked him about his time as a cadet [Continue]

Cadets treated to a Hercules C130J flight

On Sunday 6th May, 43 cadets and staff flew from RAF Brize Norton to Abingdon Air Show in a C130J Hercules. Although all the cadets and staff that went had an early start, with some cadets getting up as early as 0330, it was definitely worth the lack of sleep. 47 Squadron, from RAF Brize [Continue]

Kingswood cadets hosted by the United States Air Force

Kingswood cadets hosted by the United States Air Force

In late October 2002 (Kingswood) Squadron were fortunate to be given the opportunity to spend a full day at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk. The United States Air Force were our gracious and most welcoming hosts.  The cadets were looked after by the Public A... [Continue]

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